Liverpool’s newest Sixth Form College is officially open after a special ribbon cutting ceremony took place.
The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool and Most Revd Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool were in attendance to officially open the joint Catholic and Church of England College and bless the new facilities.
Bishop Paul and Archbishop Malcolm were taken on a tour of the new college, alongside staff, governors and special guests.
A student choir performed a beautiful arrangement during the ceremony, while the college’s Samba band ended the celebrations on a high with a colourful, energetic drum performance.
The college is part of the All Saints Multi Academy Trust and is a collaboration between The Academy of St Nicholas and The Academy of St Francis of Assisi.
The executive head of the trust, Mrs Anne Pontifex, said: “We are extremely excited to officially launch All Saints Sixth Form College. Thank you to Bishop Paul and Archbishop Malcolm for attending and celebrating the launch of this fantastic new college for the region’s young people.
“All Saints provides young people with the freedom and flexibility to develop important skills and choose a path which is right for them. Our first cohorts in September are already reaping the rewards thanks to our strong business links, placement opportunities and varied enrichment programme.”
All Saints Sixth Form College offers a rich, innovative curriculum and state of the art facilities to students from across Liverpool, Merseyside and beyond.
Students have the opportunity to take part in the prestigious Scholar’s Programme (USP) with Trust bursaries available to the highest attaining students to support them as they start university.
The dedicated Scholar’s initiative also supports applications to Oxford and Cambridge, Russell Group Universities and higher level apprenticeship programmes.
Subjects on offer include computer science; a range of creative media and ICT courses; A-level English; humanities; business and law; mathematics and further maths, as well as all sciences, sports, health and fitness.
A full range of social sciences will be offered including psychology, sociology and health and social care, childcare and theology. Technologies on offer will include hospitality, product design and engineering. Excellence in the arts will include A Level and vocational courses in art, fashion, photography and music.
Leisure facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium and Astroturf. A full size auditorium, 3D theatre and Apple Mac computer suites will aid students’ post-16 learning experience.
Mrs Anne Pontifex, said: “If anyone is unsure of their next steps after school, I would urge them to come and visit All Saints Sixth Form College, tour our facilities, meet staff and find out how we can help you reach your aspirations.”